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CABARET LIFE NYC: My Second Half of 2014 Cabaret Journey or One Reviewer's Long Procrastination Special as We Bid Farewell to Another Year of Show HoppingCABARET LIFE NYC: My Second Half of 2014 Cabaret Journey or One Reviewer's Long Procrastination Special as We Bid Farewell to Another Year of Show Hopping
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 26, 2014

If you've been a regular reader of this particular reviewer's musings, you know that every year there are long stretches of time where I just haven't been able to critique all the shows I've seen that deserve commentary. So I end up playing what they call in sports, 'Catch-up ball,' and post a mash up of belated reviews from past shows. It's kind of like a critic's version of the song 'Six Months Out of Every Year,' from Damn Yankees. Give or take a month or two, that's usually the time period during which I store unpublished reviews in my fevered brain and then unload them all in one seemingly endless column-like this one is going to be. If my cabaret-show reviewing days will be over (as chronicled here), I might as well go out with a bang-and relieve my procrastination guilt during holiday season. Now I can scratch one New Year's resolution off the list. (more...)

Last Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Cabaret AwardsLast Chance to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 26, 2014

It's your last week to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 26th. Voting closes at the end of the year, in under one week! (more...)

BWW NY Cabaret Awards Update: Tickets Now On Sale for 2014 Awards Show at Joe's Pub, 2/23; Latest Vote Leaders With 8 Days LeftBWW NY Cabaret Awards Update: Tickets Now On Sale for 2014 Awards Show at Joe's Pub, 2/23; Latest Vote Leaders With 8 Days Left
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 23, 2014

With the end of the voting period for the 2014 BroadwayWorld New York Cabaret Awards just eight days away (voting will close at Noon on December 31, 2014), BroadwayWorld.com is pleased to announce that the 3rd Annual BWW NY Cabaret Awards Show will take place for the second successive year at Joe's Pub (The Public Theater, 425 Lafayette Street, NYC) at 6:30 pm. Once again, this Award presenting extravaganza will feature performances by the Award winners (whose schedules make them available), and BWW's New York Cabaret Editor Stephen Hanks will once again host the festivities. (more...)

Dr. Phillips Center Offers Jazz Roots Series Holiday Gift PackageDr. Phillips Center Offers Jazz Roots Series Holiday Gift Package
by BWW News Desk - Dec 22, 2014

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts is offering a three show package with $10 off the total ticket price, available for last minute shoppers from Monday, December 22nd through Wednesday, December 31st. (more...)

Time is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Cabaret AwardsTime is Ticking to Vote for the BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 19, 2014

Time is ticking on your last chance to vote for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 19th. Voting closes at the end of the year! (more...)

Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards - Chrysten Peddie, Jim Caruso Leads!Final Two Weeks of Voting for the BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards - Chrysten Peddie, Jim Caruso Leads!
by BWW Special Coverage - Dec 13, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

The Smith Center Presents Las Vegas Philharmonic, Ira Glass, and More Jan-FebThe Smith Center Presents Las Vegas Philharmonic, Ira Glass, and More Jan-Feb
by BWW News Desk - Dec 13, 2014

The Smith Center for the Performing Arts presents a variety of performances for January-February. Check out the listings below! For more information, call 702-749-2000 or visit www.TheSmithCenter.com. (more...)

Tickets to PINK PANTHER 50  TRIBUTE TO HENRY MANCINI at Dr. Phillips Center Now On SaleTickets to PINK PANTHER 50 TRIBUTE TO HENRY MANCINI at Dr. Phillips Center Now On Sale
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

The Dr. Phillips Center for the Performing Arts announces that tickets for Pink Panther 50 Tribute to Henry Mancini will go on sale December 12, 2014. The performance will take place at 8:00 p.m. January 16, 2015 in the Walt Disney Theater. Ticket prices start at $25.50 and range to $110.50 and may be purchased by calling the Dr. Phillips Center Box office at 844.513.2014 or by visiting the Box office at 445 Magnolia Avenue, Orlando, FL 32801 between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. or online at drphillipscenter.org. Online and phone ticket purchases include handling fees. (more...)

Tony DeSare Set for Residency at Bemelmans Bar in The CarlyleTony DeSare Set for Residency at Bemelmans Bar in The Carlyle
by BWW News Desk - Dec 12, 2014

The Carlyle, a Rosewood Hotel, is pleased to welcome Tony DeSare, originator of the Sunday Night Bemelmans series, back to Bemelmans Bar for an extended Sunday night residency. Named a 'Rising Star' male vocalist in Downtown magazine's recent Critics' Poll, DeSare has lived up to the distinction by winning critical and popular acclaim for his performances throughout the US and across the globe. DeSare has three top ten Billboard Jazz albums under his belt and has been featured on the CBS Early Show, NPR and the Today Show. His music was recently posted by social media celebrity juggernaut, George Takei. Tony DeSare (piano/vocals) will be accompanied by Ed Decker (guitar) and Steve Doyle (bass) as a trio throughout the residency. They'll bring their fresh take on old school classics to Bemelmans Sunday nights, January 4-25; February 8 and 15; March 1 and 8. (more...)

Unwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Cabaret AwardsUnwrap the Latest Voting Update for the BroadwayWorld Cabaret Awards
by - Dec 4, 2014

Voting has now opened for the 2014 BroadwayWorld Cabaret Regional Awards! Check out the latest live stats as of December 4th. (more...)

BWW 2014 NY Cabaret Award Final Nominees Announced: LuPone, Maye, Callaway, Monheit, Ebersole, Gillett and Bufford Among Multiple Nominees; Voting Until 12/31BWW 2014 NY Cabaret Award Final Nominees Announced: LuPone, Maye, Callaway, Monheit, Ebersole, Gillett and Bufford Among Multiple Nominees; Voting Until 12/31
by Stephen Hanks - Dec 1, 2014

The day is finally here! After one month of voting on preliminary nominees in 17 categories, the results of more than 5,000 ballots were considered along with the selections of BroadwayWorld's cabaret section editors to determine the final nominees for the 2014 BroadwayWorld.com New York Cabaret Awards. Joining cabaret icon Marilyn Maye with four nominations is budding star Carole J. Bufford, who made the final ballot for two different shows during 2014 and as 'Best Female Vocalist' and 'Performer of the Year.' Among Maye's nominations were 'Performer of the Year,' two shows in the 'Best Celebrity Show' category, and a 'Best Director' nomination for her work with jazz singer Gabrielle Stravelli (who received two nominations). In addition to her usual nod for 'Best Jazz Vocalist,' jazz star Jane Monheit received two other nominations as 'Performer of the Year,' and as 'Best Host' for her new variety show at Birdland, Jane Monheit's Jazz Party (Monheit also co-starred with Clint Holmes in another nominated show, Frank Wildhorn and Friends in the 'Best Revue' category.) Eric Michael Gillett also earned three nominations for 'Best Show, Male,' 'Best Male Vocalist,' and 'Best Director.' (more...)

Sutton Foster, Linda Lavin & More Set for The Cabaret's 2015 Winter/Spring SeasonSutton Foster, Linda Lavin & More Set for The Cabaret's 2015 Winter/Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Nov 21, 2014

The Cabaret kicks off its 2015 season on January 24th, with two-time Tony winner, six-time Tony nominee, and television star Sutton Foster. Thanks to the generous support of The Lacy Foundation, Foster promises to enchant with an intimate evening of songs from her gleaming Broadway career and solo albums Wish and An Evening with Sutton Foster: Live at Cafe Carlyle. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale Today for The Smith Center's 2014-15 Winter/Spring SeasonTickets Go on Sale Today for The Smith Center's 2014-15 Winter/Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 24, 2014

?Tickets for the 2014-2015 Winter/Spring Season at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts are on sale now. The all-star lineup boasts award-winning musicians, speakers, special attractions, family programming and returning favorites. (more...)

Mabel Mercer Foundation Announces 25th Anniversary New York Cabaret Convention FOUR MAGICAL NIGHTS, 10/20 - TodayMabel Mercer Foundation Announces 25th Anniversary New York Cabaret Convention FOUR MAGICAL NIGHTS, 10/20 - Today
by BWW News Desk - Oct 22, 2014

After more than two decades of exciting contribution to the New York musical scene, The Mabel Mercer Foundation hits a new high this autumn by producing its 25th annual New York Cabaret Convention for four evenings, October 20th-23rd. All performances begin at 6 o'clock at the Rose Theater, Jazz at Lincoln Center, The Frederick P. Rose Hall at Broadway and 60th Street. (more...)

Tickets Go on Sale 10/24 for The Smith Center's 2014-15 Winter/Spring SeasonTickets Go on Sale 10/24 for The Smith Center's 2014-15 Winter/Spring Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 21, 2014

?Tickets for the 2014-2015 Winter/Spring Season at The Smith Center for the Performing Arts are on sale now. The all-star lineup boasts award-winning musicians, speakers, special attractions, family programming and returning favorites. (more...)

Photo Coverage: Inside the First Night of the 25th New York Cabaret Convention, 'I Love A Piano'Photo Coverage: Inside the First Night of the 25th New York Cabaret Convention, 'I Love A Piano'
by Stephen Sorokoff - Oct 21, 2014

The 25th New York Cabaret Convention first night titled 'I Love A Piano' was held at Rose Hall at Jazz at Lincoln Center last night and BroadwayWorld was there backstage and out front! (more...)

ERA OF ABBA, LEGENDS OF ROCK and More Set for The Philly POPS' 2014-15 SeasonERA OF ABBA, LEGENDS OF ROCK and More Set for The Philly POPS' 2014-15 Season
by BWW News Desk - Oct 17, 2014

Music Director and Conductor Michael Krajewski, the nationally recognized Pops conductor who performs with orchestras throughout the country, brings back his innovative programming and lighthearted approach with the 2014-2015 concert season of The Philly POPS. Encore Series, Inc, the presenter of The Philly POPS, is pleased to introduce this exciting series of concerts which begins in October, 2014 with the Era of ABBA, followed by Classic Soul. It continues with a salute to the American Songbook Then and Now and a visit to the movies with Epic Hollywood Soundtracks. The season ends with the Legends of Rock. (more...)

Tony DeSare Returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko TonightTony DeSare Returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko Tonight
by BWW News Desk - Oct 16, 2014

Hailed as 'two parts Sinatra, one part Billy Joel, meshed seamlessly' by the New York Times, singer, pianist and songwriter Tony DeSare returns to Feinstein's at the Nikko with his brand new show, Night Life, for two performances only - tonight, October 16 (8 p.m.) and tomorrow, October 17 (8 p.m.). (more...)

Benny Green Trio, Jenna Esposito and More Set for Birdland, Week of October 13Benny Green Trio, Jenna Esposito and More Set for Birdland, Week of October 13
by BWW News Desk - Oct 3, 2014

Birdland Jazz Club is pleased to announce their amazing line-up of talent for October 13 - October 19, including Benny Green Trio, Jenna Esposito & The City Rythym Orchestra, Barbara Carroll, and more! (more...)

Patti LuPone, Sierra Boggess, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for 54 Below in October & NovemberPatti LuPone, Sierra Boggess, Jeremy Jordan & More Set for 54 Below in October & November
by BWW News Desk - Oct 1, 2014

This October and November 54 BELOW presents a lineup of the brightest talent from Broadway and beyond. Located just below the legendary Studio 54 at 254 West 54thStreet. For a detailed schedule of upcoming performances at 54 Below and to purchase tickets, visit www.54Below.com. (more...)

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